Fort Stewart is a census-designated place and United States Army post primarily in Liberty County and Bryan County, but also extending into smaller portions of Evans, Long, andTattnall Counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 11,205 at the 2000 census. The nearby principal city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart together comprise the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area which comprises all of Liberty County. Fort Stewart's main residents are members of the 3rd Infantry Division.
The Fort Stewart Military Reservation includes approximately 280,000 acres (1,100 km2), making it the largest military installation in the Eastern United States.
This includes land that was formerly the town of Clyde, Georgia.
Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 3rd Infantry Division
|In use||1941 – 1945
1950 – present
|Garrison||3rd Infantry Division|
Fort Stewart is located along the Canoochee River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the portion of the base occupied by housing has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,205 people, 1,849 households, and 1,791 families residing in the base. The population density was 1,697.1 people per square mile (655.5/km²). There were 1,936 housing units at an average density of 293.2 per square mile (113.3/km²). The racial makeup of the base was 50.00% White, 36.75% African American, 0.72% Native American, 1.91% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 6.75% from other races, and 3.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.12% of the population.
There were 1,849 households out of which 81.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3.1% were non-families. 2.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.65 and the average family size was 3.68.
The age distribution is: 27.3% under the age of 18, 39.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 1.1% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 197.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 251.8 males. All these statistics are consistent with Fort Stewart's military status.
The median income for a base household is $30,441, and the median income for a family was $29,507. Males had a median income of $18,514 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the base was $11,594. About 9.7% of families and 11.0% of the population were below thepoverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.